New Director of Communications Appointed for Alexandria City Public Schools

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Helen Lloyd ACPS
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Helen Lloyd appointed as Director of Communications for Alexandria City Public Schools

Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has announced the appointment of Helen Lloyd as Director of Communications for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS).

Lloyd, previously a journalist for The Times in London, has worked as Interim Director of Communications with ACPS for the last seven months, during which time she helped create foundations for strong communication with ACPS families and staff, including launching ACPS Express and ACPS Insider.

Lloyd started at ACPS as a Public Relations Specialist almost two years ago and in that role helped launch the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan, staged multiple high-profile events and led the communications for both the Patrick Henry Project and redistricting.

“We know that strong communications can make a difference in how the school division connects to its families and community. We are excited to have Ms. Lloyd on board and believe she will continue to strengthen these relationships and move the division forward,” said Superintendent Crawley.

Lloyd, who was named U.K. Young Journalist of the Year in 1998, as awarded by Regional Independent Media, and has worked as a producer at the BBC in London and researcher for the Japanese national broadcaster, NHK, as well as for local and national newspapers, will work to launch a new ACPS website, increase outreach to non-English speaking families and increase the good news coming out of the schools via social media.

“Our team has a clear vision of where ACPS needs to go in terms of communication and I am excited to be able to continue the work we have begun in the past seven months to reach the goals we know we need to reach. Communications touches every part of the work at ACPS and I look forward to working with great staff from every area of the school division,” said Lloyd.

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